Virginia’s ‘Soul Patch Bandit’ charged with infant son’s murder

Arthur Kharenduzuck, also known as the "Soul Patch Bandit" (FBI)
Arthur Kharenduzuck, also known as the "Soul Patch Bandit" (FBI)

PETERSBURG, Va. (WAVY/WRIC) — A man accused of robbing several banks throughout Central Virginia, dubbed by the FBI as the “Soul Patch Bandit,” was caught Tuesday afternoon.

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WAVY has learned the robbery suspect, who police have identified as Arthur Kharenduzuck, has also been charged with murder in connection to the death of his 1-year-old son.

At 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, police arrested Kharenduzuck after he allegedly robbed a Wells Fargo bank in Petersburg. Authorities had set up a perimeter outside. As Kharenduzuck walked out, he tried to run.

“It wasn’t too much of a chase,” acting Petersburg Police Chief Willaim Rohde told WAVY sister station WRIC.

Police found out Kharenduzuck was at the Wells Fargo after receiving a report about a suspicious person in the bank.

Newport News police said they will release more details about Kharenduzuck’s murder charge Wednesday.

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